These are the official images of the new Tesla Model 3

Tesla has finally released the first official images of the new Model 3. The car was conceived by Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s Chief Executive Designer and the guy that got to introduce the cheapest Tesla to date. One that, one hour after the reveal, had received 133,000 reservations. Check the full presentation video below.

Among the main design features of the car is a full glass roof, which will be an option, and the sole screen on the center of the dashboard. It is the first of cost-cutting measures in the car, since it will not require a lot of work to put the steering wheel in either side of the car, allowing it to be sold in the USA or in the UK with no difficulties regarding right or left-hand countries.

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Since the 850 guests to the presentation got the chance to ride in the car (with a professional driver at the steering wheel), some more details have been released. Some of the prototypes were AWD, but the entry-level car will be rear-wheel drive. These cars with two engines (one in each axle) were much faster than the promised 0 to 96 km/h in less than 6 s, so we can expect for different battery packages on the Model 3 as we already have in the Model S and Model X.

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In case you want to read more about the hottest car presentation in years, please read the article we have published right after it. And all the facts there are no April Fools’ Day Prank, even if traditional carmakers would want it to be.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.